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New York State Court of Chancery Register of Chancery and Vice-Chancery Decrees Docketed in New York City

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Volume contains summary information about decrees in the Court of Chancery and Court of Vice-Chancery (1st Circuit) that were docketed in the office of the Assistant Register in New York City, if the decree required a money payment by the losing part.
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Quantity:
0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Inclusive Dates:
1843-1852
Bulk Dates:
1843-1847
Series Number:
JN502

Arrangement

Alphabetical by losing party's last name, then chronological by date of docketing decree.

Administrative History

Revised Statutes of 1829, Part III, Chapter 1, Title 2, Article 3, section 93-94 required the Chancery Register, Assistant Register, and Clerks to keep a docket listing, at the request of any party, final enrolled decrees that directed payment of any debt, damages, costs, or other sum of money.

Scope and Content Note

Volume contains summary information about decrees in the Court of Chancery and Court of Vice-Chancery (1st Circuit) that were docketed n the office of the Assistant Register in New York City, if the decree required a money payment by the losing part.

Each entry includes name of person against whom decree was rendered; city or town of residence (usually blank); occupation (usually blank); amount of debt, interest, and costs owed; date and time of docketing decree; names of complainant and defendant; and date of discharge, reversal, or vacating of the decree (usually blank, dates as late as 1853).

After abolition of the Court of Chancery effective July 1, 1847, notes of satisfaction of debts were entered by staff of the New York County Clerk's Office.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

This microfilm roll is physically deteriorating and should only be used under supervision of State Archives staff.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0051 Register's Docket of Decrees and

Series JN304 Index to Chancery and Vice-Chancery Decrees Docketed in New York City, contain related records.

Custodial History

Microfilmed for the New York County Clerk's Office in 1959 (part of microfilm roll 4381). Original volume was subsequently destroyed.

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